Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lives Depend on Obama's Action on Guns

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Lives Depend on Obama's Action on Guns

Article excerpt

Since Congress continues to fail us, President Barack Obama recently answered our call to reduce gun violence by taking executive actions that will save lives in cities nationwide and right here in Pennsylvania.

Volunteers with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action - as well as moms, survivors and other advocates across the country - helped to drive more than 15,000 calls that shut down the White House switchboard as we urged the president to take executive action to reduce gun violence.

The president's orders will narrow the "unlicensed sale" loophole - through which millions of guns are sold each year - by clarifying which gun sellers need to get a license and follow all the rules that licensed gun dealers need to follow.

Simply, if you're making a living selling guns, you should be running background checks. …

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